Section 23 Announces March Release Slate

Impressive range of classics, sci-fi and newer comedies planned

Section 23 has another impressively diverse slate of anime scheduled for March release with plans that include Gainax and Hideaki Anno's Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, the final movie in the Mardock Scramble sci-fi trilogy, Shaft and Madoka director Akiyuki Shinbo's second Maria Holic comedy, as well as newer anime like the second half of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

 

Title:                 MYSELF; YOURSELF COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Maiden Japan

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         325 min.

Street Date:      3/4/2014

Format:             DVD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $49.98

 

SYNOPSIS:  Before his family left the town of Sakuranomori, Sana Hidaka said farewell to his five best friends, thinking that he would never see them again.  Five years later, however, he finds himself returning to Sakuranomori to finish high school while living alone in an apartment owned by his parents.  Can the threads of friendship severed by time be mended?  Will his friends even recognize him?  Or have the changes in their lives as they've grown from children to teenagers made them into different people, pushing them even further apart?  For Sana and his best bud Syusuke, it will be strange enough.  But with Nanaka, Aoi and Syusuke's twin Syuri all being girls, things are going to get even more complex.  That's to say nothing of the sometimes shocking secrets that his four friends know through having lived them, and that Sana will only discover in crossing the minefield of lost years.  What once was can never be exactly as it was in treasured memories, but what could be may become even more precious as life moves inexorably forward.  The past becomes the future as the flames of friendship rekindle in MYSELF; YOURSELF.

 

 

Title:                 NADIA, SECRET OF BLUE WATER COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         975 min.

Street Date:      3/4/2014

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $79.98

 

SYNOPSIS:  The World's Fair, Paris, 1889: a young inventor crosses paths with an enigmatic girl and her pet lion.  Suddenly they find themselves pursued by villainous trio intent upon stealing the magical Blue Water.  Thus begins an epic adventure inspired by Jules Verne's masterpiece 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  Join Nadia and Jean as they travel the high seas in search of Nadia's homeland and her past, their only clue the mysterious jewel Nadia wears.  Can they unravel the Secret of the Blue Water before it is too late?  Discover Nadia, Secret of Blue Water, the animated series beloved by millions, and find out for yourself!

 

 

Title:                 NADIA, SECRET OF BLUE WATER COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         975 min.

Street Date:      3/4/2014

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $99.98

 

 

 

Title:                 THE PET GIRL OF SAKURASOU 2

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      3/11/2014

Format:             DVD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $49.98

 

SYNOPSIS: The care and feeding of a pet girl is something only those with the most dogged determination should attempt, but Sorata Kanda never really had a choice in the matter.  Tasked with keeping the acclaimed but highly dysfunctional and unfocused artist Mashiro Shiina from forgetting to eat, brush her hair or wear clothes, it's been a long, slow battle to get to the point where he's reached a general understanding of her extreme quirks.  Which doesn't mean that Mashiro doesn't still walk out of the dorm half-naked. It's just that Sorata now understands that it's going to happen.  Unfortunately, the whys, wherefores and how-to's of comprehending the opposite sex aren't going so well on other fronts.  Misaki's attempts to escalate her campaign to win Jin's affections takes a disastrous turn, and Nanami's going to have to learn to come to terms with her feelings for Sorata while adjusting to the third wheel that is Mashiro.  And then there's still Sorata's "problem" of picking up cats that he's not supposed to keep.  Attentions stray, passions play and sanity frays as the housebreaking continues in the second insane volume of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou!

 

 

Title:                 THE PET GIRL OF SAKURASOU 2 BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      3/11/2014

Format:             BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

 

 

Title:                 TO LOVE RU SEASON 1 BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         650 min.

Street Date:      3/18/2014

Format:             BD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $89.98

 

SYNOPSIS: They say that the bathroom is the most dangerous room in the house, but when a beautiful, naked alien princess teleports into Rito Yuki's bathtub, it's a definite case of rub-a-dub-DOOM!  Having no idea that the planet Develuke even exists, Rito is completely unaware that touching a girl's breasts there is how they propose marriage.  Consequently, due to some slippery tile and some extra-prominent female appendages, Rito's suddenly on his way to being a member of the royal family.  Unfortunately, as hot as Lala is, this is one royal family no one wants to become a part of given that her father, King Develuke, bears a suspicious resemblance to the devil!  And then there's the little issue of the very nice human girl that Rito's already interested in, who's probably not going to be too understanding of his sudden involvement in intergalactic affairs.  Will Rito become the next king of the galaxy?  Will he learn the secret of the Big Bang?  Find out in To Love Ru

 

 

Title:                 UPOTTE! COMPLETE COLLETION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         250 min.

Street Date:      3/18/2014

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Kiss kiss, bang bang!  The arms race takes on a startling new development when the arms come with heads, legs and very feminine bodies attached!  Yes, at Seishou Academy every girl is literally a lethal weapon, and they're all gunning for the top shot at getting their own personal serviceman!  Needless to say, it's going to be difficult for newly recruited human instructor Genkoku to adjust to working with a living arsenal of high caliber cuties with tricky names like FNC (Funko,) M 16A4 (Ichiroku,)  L85A1 (Eru,) and SG 550 (Shigu,).  Especially since many have hair triggers and there's no bulletproof vest that can stop a really determined co-ed!  He'll have to rewrite the operator's manual on student/teacher relationships, and pray that his job description won't include having to field strip and reassemble one of his cadets in the dark.  But unfortunately (for him,) FNC's already thinking about becoming HIS personal weapon, and she usually gets what she aims for!  Get ready for explosive situations, amour piercing rounds, cheap shots galore and one VERY shell-shocked homeroom instructor in UPOTTE!

 

 

Title:                 UPOTTE! COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         250 min.

Street Date:      3/18/2014

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98

 

 

 

Title:                 GIRLS, GANGSTERS & ZOMBIES

Published by:    Switchblade Pictures

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         77 min.

Street Date:      3/25/2014

Format:             DVD

Language:         Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $19.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Being a gangster is a dangerous profession, and even when you've escaped the scene of your crime, you need a place to hide out.  Someplace out in the middle of nowhere where you can hide with your loot without worrying about running into another living soul.  Unfortunately, living souls aren't the problem gorgeous mob girl Maki runs into when she and her boyfriend Akio double cross his bosses.  Oh, their triple crossing partners don't make things easy, but the Maki's real dilemma begins when their hideout turns out to be infested with the walking undead!  And while cops and other gangsters die when you shoot them, zombies just look at handguns and laugh.  Well, they would laugh if they had any vocal chords left in their rotted throats and any brains in their heads.  But while they can't fix the vocal chords, they certainly know where brains (and other yummy body parts) are on the menu!  A getaway for the weekend becomes a flesh feast of bloody horror and the dish of the day is gangsters on the run with a side of mob moll ala mode in GIRLS, GANGSTERS AND ZOMBIES!



Title:                 MARDOCK SCRAMBLE THIRD EXHAUST

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         69 min.

Street Date:      3/25/2014

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $29.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Rune Balot’s struggle to bring the man who killed her to justice continues amid the world of high-stakes gambling and glamour at the Eggnog Blue Casino.  The odds are stacked heavily in the house’s favor and even with the aid of Dr. Easter and Oeufcoque, a universal item capable of turning into anything and everything, Rune’s chances of winning are slim.  But winning the golden chips containing Shell Septinos’ memories is only the next step on a long and treacherous road.  She’ll still have to live long enough to bring those memories before the court, and even that isn’t the end of the journey.  Rune’s search for answers to the questions that haunt comes to a shattering climax in the exhaustive third volume of Mardock Scramble!

 

 

Title:                 MARDOCK SCRAMBLE THIRD EXHAUST

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         69 min.

Street Date:      3/25/2014

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $39.98

 

 

Title:                 MARIA HOLIC ALIVE! COMPLETE COLLECTION

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      3/25/2014

Format:             DVD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $59.98

 

SYNOPSIS: Some things never change: Ame no Kisaki, that famous and exclusive boarding school, STILL doesn't accept boys, and Kanako, Kisaki's most romantically unfortunate student, STILL doesn't accept them either.  (They give her the hives.  Literally.)  Sadly, that means that Kanako's STILL trying to connect with ANYONE of the same sex, and having the usual horrid luck.  She's STILL in imminent peril of dying from the constant nosebleeds she gets from being over stimulated by the presence of her fellow classmates.  And she's STILL forced to endure the tragedy of sharing a room with the school's most beautiful girl who is, of course, STILL a guy in drag.  Poor Kanako!  She came hoping to find love and happiness, and all she's found is misery, frustration and a level of desperation so great that she'll even take a chance on a sleepover in a dorm filled with deathtraps.  But what YOU'LL find is non-stop hilarity as the girl least likely to succeed refuses to give up, even if it kills her (and it probably will).  Kanako's quest for love continues in MARIA HOLIC ALIVE! With an all new English dub featuring Jessica Calvello (Saori, Girls und Panzer) & Monica Rial (Nagase, Kokoro Connect)

 

 

Title:                 MARIA HOLIC ALIVE! COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY

Published by:    Sentai Filmworks

Distributed by:  Section23 Films

Run Time:         300 min.

Street Date:      3/25/2014

Format:             BD

Language:         English & Japanese with English Subtitles

SRP:                $69.98

 


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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